I LOVED playing barbarian up until hell. I felt very "hulk smash" and got into the whole "I might not be doing the damage of the wizard behind me, but I sure can stand my ground!" But then I noticed....nope. I couldn't. I had to kite. Nothing makes me think "barbarian" like running around in a circle while someone else plays their class effectively. Or I had to basically just press "2" like a madman hoping revenge procs so I don't die. SUPER barbarian-like! It's so ridiculous.
Blizzard, I love your games. I've been a fan since me and my brother would connect our computers (with wires...I'm that old) to play the original warcraft together. I have never been so flabbergasted at a release from you.
This is one of your three flagship licenses. Did you TEST your game? How could you release something so completely broken for melee classes? How could you release a game so completely ridiculous in random magic mobs being not just WAY more difficult than Diablo himself, but in endgame completely unbeatable? It's a total /facepalm when I steamroll these huge event bosses and then die to some random elite frog because he has shield/fast/molten. You're telling me the PRIME EVIL is a pushover compared to some enchanted angry frog in a cave next to a chest with gray bracers and a tome of jewelcrafting? Awful.
I'm not asking this rhetorically. I truly do not understand how this kind of oversight is possible. I can forgive lame itemization and loot design...I can forgive mediocre story...I can even forgive weird bugs or the server issues.
But to not know that two of your classes (barb/monk), Barbarian especially, become unplayable and useless due to monster design and AoE DoTs like molten, is pathetic.
And to be clear: I LOVE a challenge. I LOVE games that ramp up difficulty. I would WELCOME battles and mobs that required thought and smart usage of all my abilities. But that's not what you've created. You've created a frustrating and unbeatable system without any way to counter it. Do you have testers? Have them roll a barbarian and give act 3 hell onward a go. See how much "fun" they have playing like a paper dragon.
I'm re-rolling as a witch doctor. This is a bit of a QQ thread, but I'm really pissed. If I was your boss I would be firing people.